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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:11 a.m.

Spokane mayor, council candidates debate homelessness, downtown crime

All five candidates for mayor shared a stage for the first time Tuesday, disagreeing on homelessness, affordable housing and how to improve safety downtown.


Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win in a repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

Spokane mayoral candidates draw clear ideological lines in first forum on climate change, criminal justice

At a forum Thursday night downtown, four of the five candidates vying for mayor were confronted with multiple questions on the environment, the future of the criminal justice system in …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

Spokane Public School students to get free bus passes this summer

Spokane Public School students will soon have a way to use many of the city’s free services, regardless of what neighborhood they live in after the Spokane City Council approved …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:53 a.m.

Condon has issued more vetoes than the four previous Spokane mayors combined

Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Andy Rathbun drops out of mayor’s race to run for Spokane City Council, but there are still 8 people running for mayor

One of the most vocal critics of his opponents, Andy Rathbun, has withdrawn from the mayor’s race to run for City Council, saying he may not have the name recognition …


Spokane firefighter and mayor candidate reprimanded for engaging in campaign activities while on duty

Spokane firefighter and mayoral candidate Shawn Poole was reprimanded by the city last fall for using images of city property in campaign materials, posting information he learned through his work …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Collective bargaining transparency, income tax ban sought by pro-business group at Spokane City Council

The Spokane City Council on Monday will hear two initiatives submitted by Better Spokane, a fiscally conservative group that supports business-friendly political candidates. One would prevent the city from enacting …


Former Spokane Mayor Ron Bair blazed trail from KXLY to City Hall in 1977

The popular Spokane newsman parlayed a 13-year stint at the local ABC affiliate into a successful bid for Spokane mayor, where he oversaw city operations moving into the old Montgomery …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Lori Lightfoot elected as Chicago’s 1st black, female mayor

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot easily won the Chicago mayor’s race Tuesday, earning support from every part of the city to defeat a longtime political insider and become the first …


Headless goat left outside home of central Washington mayor

The mayor of the central Washington state town of Wapato says someone left a decapitated goat in front of her home last month in an escalating bid to intimidate her.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Former TV news anchor Nadine Woodward considering run for Spokane mayor

Just a week after retiring from KXLY, longtime anchor Nadine Woodward said she may run for Spokane mayor.


Boise-area mayor arrested on domestic battery charge

The mayor of Middleton, Idaho, is reportedly in jail under arrest on a charge of domestic battery. No bail was set and he will remain in custody until he is …


Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino

The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Republic, Washington, considers becoming a ‘sanctuary city’ to protect gun rights

The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.


Trainee kills Utah mayor, guard member in Afghanistan

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Chance the Rapper is not running for mayor of Chicago, but here’s whom he wants you to vote for

Chance the Rapper isn’t going to be Chance the Mayor anytime soon. The Chicago native set off a round of speculation Monday with a tweet that stoked long-circulating rumors that …


‘Greedy’ young mayor stole from investors, feds say

A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his “own personal ATM” to enjoy casinos and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Italy arrests mayor for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

The mayor of a small town in southern Italy that became a model for immigrant integration was placed under house arrest Tuesday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, a move that …


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveils $5.9 billion budget proposal

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget proposal for 2019 and 2020, unveiled Monday, would boost the city’s overall spending by about $300 million next year.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t seek 3rd term

In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for his sudden …


Attack on Burien mayor over city’s sanctuary-city policy investigated as hate crime

King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the alleged assault of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta as a possible hate crime after he reported being attacked Saturday night by an unidentified man …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Former Wapato mayor files restraining order against current mayor

A judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former mayor of Wapato in the latest manifestation of a back-and-forth tussle between him and his successor.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Seattle mayor to move quickly to house more homeless

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday she wants to get hundreds more homeless people into tiny houses, emergency shelters and other safe housing over the next 90 days.


Durkan’s dilemma: Seattle mayor caught between fury over head tax, push to help homeless

Mayor Jenny Durkan is facing a homeless crisis, residents and business owners questioning Seattle’s spending, and City Council members pushing a tax on large employers that would raise $75 million …


NYC mayor angry over crosswalk deaths of 2 children

New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Immigration chief: 800 avoided arrest due to mayor’s warning

A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Man who accused ex-mayor of Seattle of sexual abuse found dead in motel

Delvonn Heckard, the Kent, Washington, man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago – prompting other accusations to come to light, leading …


Seattle mayor wants to use money from land sale for homeless

Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the homeless.


Montana town gets new mayor after no-show from mayor-elect

A different mayor of a southern Montana town was sworn into office a day after the mayor-elect failed to appear for a swearing-in ceremony.